Very high temperature reactor

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See also: Nuclear_power_reconsidered

A very high temperature reactor is a nuclear reactor using helium gas as a coolant, that might provide process heat for production of zero-carbon hydrogen from water.[1]

This article is a suggested outline for an article on a specific reactor design, to address the issues raised in the parent article Nuclear power reconsidered.

© Image: ThorCon USA Inc
Diagram and specifications for the reactor.[2]

Brief description of the key features of this reactor.[3]


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Specs for a 500MWe plant:
Plant cost per KW (including building but not land, permits or licensing):
Operating cost per KWh (including fuel and maintenance):
Initial fuel load:
Fuel consumption per day:

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